Island involvement

Dear Editor:On behalf of the residents of Treasure Island, we would like to recognize our very own Devi Kokaram for her outstanding community service. She was given a special volunteerism award at the Downey Coordinating Council's banquet awards last Thursday. Devi has been involved since the inception of the Unity in the Community (UITC) efforts was born, more than four years ago. She has served in many capacities, including taking responsibility for the annual Treasure Island garage sale in October each year, the annual Easter egg hunt, the summer picnic, the annual Christmas on the Island celebration, and also our very own newspaper, "The Treasure Island Breeze. She currently serves as UITC vice president. She volunteers many countless hours reaching out to the many senior citizens in Downey providing mobile notary service, running errands, helping them to make and meet their appointments. She is also a liaison with the city and the community on many different issues. In addition to these efforts, Devi is also very involved in various other volunteer opportunities and organizations, including Keep Downey Beautiful, Meals on Wheels as vice president, and Dramatic Results as vice president. - Treasure Island residents, Downey

********** Published: June 5, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 7